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Chapter 1. INKSCAPE AND THE WORLD > What Vector Graphics Is and Why It Matters

1.1. What Vector Graphics Is and Why It Matters

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor. What does that mean?

The majority of images stored and processed on computers today are represented as rasters, also called bitmaps. A raster image is a rather primitive representation—just a lattice of small rectangular areas called pixels. For each pixel, the only information a raster file stores is its color and, possibly, its transparency.


  

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